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Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate Review

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Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate Review

Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate Review

Initially released in August 1990 in its original form simply as Paint Shop, this versatile software was developed by Jasc Software which was bought over lock stock and barrel by Corel in October 2004.

Two versions were further developed and sold over the years which were the PaintShop Pro which was a very basic editing program and the PaintShop Pro Ultimate which was ahead and used in other standalone programs.

Corel Paintshop Pro 2018 Ultimate Review

Since the initial introduction many versions have been released with each one better than the other and with additional features and some of them which made an indelible mark were the PaintShop Pro 5, which also included the Jasc Animation Shop.

This was sold as “PaintShop Pro 5.0 with Animation Shop” and the later addition of it the PaintShop Pro X6 was then made available in a 64 bit native version which also included the former.

The introduction of the very popular PaintShop Pro X7, which included more modern software technology and content aware features like Magic Fill and Smart Edge, and other features which preserved edited settings.

Between 2006 and 2011 many developments took place, with a variety of new software being released, with the versions X1 to X3 and with it came a name change too.

The name PaintShop Pro was dropped and they were all marketed as “Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo” and later in the version X4 the “Photo” word was totally dropped in November 2007.

The Corel operations were then shut down in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and shifted to California for strategic reasons and since then have been developing some great software and the one that would stick a feather on their cap, the Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 was released on August 9th 2017.

Software Review

The Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 has everything that you would need to bring the best edited picture that you would like see with New Painter Essentials 5, New Perfectly Clear 3SE, Corel AfterShot 3 all in a professional photo editing software.

new Painter Essentials 5

It is the ultimate as it sounds and there is nothing left out that you would not be able to do and get that picture perfect image to help your business as well as in other endeavors.

The results are superlative to say the least and you could get photos that you would think should be discarded turned into masterpieces and flamboyant works of art that would stand out anywhere without anybody visually noticing the difference.

The exemplary and state of the art photo editing tools could help you in photo adjustment and composition like never before and work that would have taken hours could now be completed in a matter of minutes.

The work load that you would have had before would reduce in half as you would be using one of the best photo editing software ever to be developed and the ease of doing your work would be just a few clicks and the job would be done.

If you are a professional Graphic Designer, you would wonder at the choices that you would have with the Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 which would take the quality of your professional work to new heights.

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You would have everything that you would need in the Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 to accomplish those exquisite tasks which you were always dreaming of but just could not get it right but now it will all be within your professional eye.

Imagine what a day it would have been when you took a particular picture on a postcard setting but if by any chance your camera had played truant and you lost some of the details of that day, there is nothing to worry now, as you get all that back by reproducing every detail to your heart’s content.

The versatility of the Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 allows you to bring back life to all those pictures and more and create the right ambience around every image just how you would have imagined.

Images could be transformed into paintings with the Painter Essentials 5, which is an integrate part of the versatile Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 and differentiating between the two would need a very close look and that is the power of this specially innovated software could do.

The AfterShot 3, in the Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 would enable RAW photo editing which is just what all professionals out there have been eagerly waiting for and now they could just keep the pace in producing some of the greatest images the world has ever seen.

Corel AfterShot 3

You could also enhance your creativity and put your imagination behind every picture that would be produced by you and that is by employing the over 100 royalty free backgrounds that you would be able to use to get your picture to such high standards which was only in your mind a few months ago.


The Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2018 is value for money and the versatility of this software cannot be quantified in words until you experience it first hand and by putting your imagination and expertise to the fore the sky would be the limit to what you could achieve.

It has taken 27 long years since the first Photo Shop software was introduced but the wait has been worth every second and that is the opinion of every professional who has used it and it would be so, to you too.

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Having a 3 years of experience in photo editing at a media company, Sarah is now a full-time review writer here. She have a good grip on photo editing software and her passion for this work has made her expert in learning editing software.

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